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Rogue Arcanist

(Nick Teller #1)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  8 reviews
You don’t know who you are until you’re threatened.

Arcanists are born with the ability to manipulate reality with their spellcraft, their existence a closely guarded secret; they're among the most dangerous people on the planet, and rogues some of the worst.

Nick Teller isn’t a rogue arcanist by choice; he’d been born to it. But he understands the death sentence that carrie
Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published May 29th 2018 by Brenik Books
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I love urban fantasy. Unfortunately, it's difficult to find unique and genuinely engaging books in the genre. On the other hand, the same is true for most of the literary fiction.

Spicing the reality with magic and supernatural occurrences resonate with me since childhood. I'll be first in line to get Peace Talks once it's done. In the meantime, I regularly try new UF titles.

Rogue Arcanist is Alan Brenik's debut novel. It's set in contemporary London and focuses on rogue arcanist Nick Teller. N
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic first novel

Fantastic start to a series! I love the character and world building that Mr. Brenik has done with this story, just the right amount. Fantastic editing work, no mistakes or awkward spots you'll see in some.

All in all, I'm looking forward to more Nick Teller!
Megan Robinson
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
DISCLAIMER - I know the author and was one of the beta readers for this novel.

I absolutely loved this debut novel - I haven’t personally read much urban fantasy, except for The Dresden Files, so can not really compare to other books within this genre. Regardless, I could not put this book down, the end of each chapter left me wanting more. The action is quick paced, well described and cinematic.

So, if you like action, dogs and magic then I strongly suggest you read this novel.
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Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Liked it

Liked it, would like to read a sequel, decent characters, good storyline, entertaining, pretty stereotypical urban fantasy, no major gripes, but nothing outstanding either.
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I really enjoyed this book and I hope it’s the beginning of a long series. Well written with awesome action and great plot to boot. I can’t wait for the next one.
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
Had promise, but the delivery was a killer for me. Much, too much, detail. I was forcing myself to read, and without enjoyment.
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
On par with the best of Butcher

Very fun novel set in the most arcane of cities. Certainly a great origin story, and something to anticipate greatly.
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Alan Brenik is a fantasy storyteller living in the North West of England. He believes in the wisdom of dogs, the superiority of winter, and the power of stories. Rogue Arcanist (2018) was his first novel, followed by the sequel Deadliest Bidder in 2019.

Read the short story 'Bad Luck Hunting' for free on his website, a prequel to the Nick Teller series.

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